posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:58 PM
Many moons ago, a good friend of mine bought a sling from one of his survival catalogs. I had a good laugh about it until we went out to his barn and
I saw the case of Ford Motor Company lug nuts he had ordered for it. Within a couple weeks he was able to bust a glass bottle at about fifty yards and
knock boards out of the side of the barn with it. It definately takes practice though, my first shot went straight up into the stratosphere and we had
to run for cover. It was pretty awesome and damned sure lethal for something as simple as two strings and a leather pouch... ancient armies were naked
Just my opinion, but I would avoid compund bows, yeah it's great to have that much power and velocity behind your projectile, but in a long term SHTF
scenario, where are you going to get that bow restrung or find suitable arrows for it? There's nothing wrong with a wooden or composite bow, mankind
did pretty well with them for thousands of years, there's just a little more of a learning curve.
The atlatl has recently seen a resurgence of popularity as well, and using this ancient device, some folks can throw a spear as far as 850 feet with a
fair amount of accuracy.
Of course if all that seems a little too paleolithic for your tastes, never underestimate compressed air, the most powerful gun in the world, which is
used to simulate meteor impacts, runs on compressed air.